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Sunday picks: Styx rocks the Genesee Theatre

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  • The rock band Styx performs at the Genesee Theatre on Waukegan on Sunday, Dec. 29.

      The rock band Styx performs at the Genesee Theatre on Waukegan on Sunday, Dec. 29.

  • More than 2 million colorful ligths are showcased at the annual ZooLights celebration at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.

      More than 2 million colorful ligths are showcased at the annual ZooLights celebration at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.
    Courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo

  • One of Renee Matthews' comically wrought characters gets some surprising news in "Old Jews Telling Jokes."

      One of Renee Matthews' comically wrought characters gets some surprising news in "Old Jews Telling Jokes."
    Photo by Dan Rest

  • The 17-member Jazz Consortium Big Band is set to headline at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn.

      The 17-member Jazz Consortium Big Band is set to headline at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn.
    Courtesy of Roy Vombrack

  • See holiday lights and holiday displays at the annual Festival of Lights at the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton.

      See holiday lights and holiday displays at the annual Festival of Lights at the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton.
    Daily Herald file photo by Mark Black/mblack@daily

 
 

Too much time?
Hear popular hits from the 1970s and beyond like "Too Much Time on my Hands" from the band Styx tonight at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $58-$83. (847) 782-2366 or geneseetheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29

SUNDAY


Sacred and secular
Soprano Solange Sior and pianist and organist Vilma J. Dydas are featured in the Soirée Lyrique concert of sacred and secular holiday music called "Hear the Angels Sing!" today at St. Mary Church, 397 Fulton St., Elgin. $10-$30 suggested donation. (224) 595-1526 or solangesior.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29

Festival of Lights
The Cosley Zoo, at 1356 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, hosts its annual Festival of Lights. Guests can see 20,000 twinkling lights and holiday displays, view the animals, purchase hot cocoa and more. Admission is free. (630) 665-5534 or cosleyzoo.org. 3 to 9 p.m. through Monday, Dec. 30

ZooLights
Stroll through Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., Chicago, for the annual ZooLights holiday celebration. View colorful displays featuring more than 2 million lights, make crafts, take a train ride and see the zoo's animals. Other highlights include music, food and family activities. Free admission. (312) 742-2000 or lpzoo.org. 5 to 9 p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 5

Truth in titles
The hit off-Broadway revue "Old Jews Telling Jokes" is still cracking up audiences at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago. $49-$69. (312) 988-9000 or oldjewstellingjokesonstage.com. 5 and 8 p.m. through Sunday, March 30

Big band in Berwyn
Hear the jazzy tunes of the 17-member Jazz Consortium Big Band in an evening concert at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. The band features a variety of music styles, from original tunes by its members to swing-dance selections. $5-$10. (708) 788-2118 or fitzgeraldsnightclub.com. 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29

Motown in your town
"Motown The Musical" may be packing them in on Broadway, but why see impersonators when Mary Wilson (of the Supremes) appears with guests The Four Tops for a special two-week holiday concert series starting Monday at Millennium Park's Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago. $59.99-$129.99. (312) 334-7777 or harristheaterchicago.org. 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29

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